2014-2015 Survivors’ & DEA Rates

Updated: May 16, 2020

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    2014-2015 Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance (DEA) program rates are effective Oct. 1st, 2014 through Sept. 30th, 2015 and this years rates are about 1.4% higher than last fiscal year.  Increases occur every year on Oct. 1st and are designed to cover the increased costs of education due to inflation. Benefits are for up to 45 months.

    The Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance (DEA) program provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents and survivors of certain Veterans. Eligibility requirements include dependents of permanently and totally disabled veterans or veterans who died while serving on active duty.


    Institutional Training
    Training Time Monthly rate
    Full time $1,018.00
    ¾ time $763.00
    ½ time $506.00
    less than ½ time and more than ¼ time $506.00 **
    ¼ time or less $254.50 **

    Correspondence – Entitlement charged at the rate of one month for each $1,018.00 paid.

    ** Tuition and Fees ONLY. Payment cannot exceed the listed amount.

    Apprenticeship and On-the-Job Training
    Training Period Monthly rate
    First six months of training $743.00
    Second six months of training $557.00
    Third six months of training $367.00
    Remainder of training $186.00

     

    Farm Cooperative Training
    Training Time Monthly rate
    Full time $819.00
    ¾ time $615.00
    ½ time $408.00

     

    Special Restorative Training
    Training Period Monthly rate
    Full Time $1,018.00
    Accelerated Charges – Cost of Tuition and Fees in Excess of… $315.00
    Entitlement Reduced 1 day for Each $33.93
    (1/30th of full-time rate)

    Source: Department of Veterans Affairs

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